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Do I need a Covid PCR test to fly between regions in France?

Inter-regional travel in France was reopened on May 3

13 May 2021

Proof of a negative PCR test is not required for flights within metropolitan France Pic: EasyJet, G-EZDP, Airbus A319-111 / Wikimedia Commons

Reader question: Do you need a PCR test to fly domestically within France? We plan to fly Nice to Lille next week.

You do not need a PCR Covid-19 test if your flight stays within metropolitan France, with the exception of flights to Corsica. 

In the case of our reader, no test would be required before their Nice to Lille flight. 

It will be necessary, though, to wear a surgical face mask for the entire duration of the journey, at the airport and on the plane. 

Airport staff may also take your temperature using a thermal sensor before your flight. 

Inter-regional travel within France was reopened on May 3.

Returning to UK from France: How to get a French Covid test

Anyone wishing to travel to a French overseas territory will be required to present proof of a negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours departure, to travel authorities.

For travel to Corsica, passengers must have proof of a negative PCR or antigen test taken within 72 hours of departure.

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